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FRESH BREW is back
on the boil at RAAF
The Frontline canteen is dishing up a
host of meals since reopening on March
15, and owners want to know what cus-
tomers want next.
The canteen was extensively reno-
vated between December and March.
The refurbishment highlights some of
the lengths industry goes to in support-
Managing Director of Australian
Commercial Catering (ACC), Peter
Darmos, said a mobile kitchen was hired
at the company's cost to continue pro-
viding trade over the renovation period.
Air Base Executive Officer WGCDR
Chris Phelan applauded ACC's efforts
during the refurbishment. "It's a testa-
ment to ACC's belief in the provision of
service and to the value that they place
in their relationship with Defence,"
WGCDR Phelan said.
Diners could be forgiven for not real-
ising the extent of the works.
Base Estate Support Manager Chris
Richmond back dishing
THEY say once you ride a bike,
you never forget and Air Force Se-
curity Police (SECPOL) members
recently put that to the test.
From April 6 to 9, Combat
Support Unit Edinburgh (CSU-
EDN) SECPOL members were
given the opportunity to attend the
Australian Federal Police (AFP)
Bicycle Patrol Officers course at
Adelaide International Airport
and Woodside Army Barracks.
They joined members of the
South Australian Ambulance
Service and the AFP on the
The training was physically
and mentally demanding with
practical and theory-assessable
components covering: safety and
road rules, riding fundamentals,
defensive riding, group riding,
surface hazards and defensive tac-
tics.As well as riding skills, train-
ees were taught other related
subjects, including basic bicy-
cle maintenance, servicing and
cleaning, common injuries sus-
tained through bicycle riding and
the importance of nutrition and
The first two days concluded
with an academic workbook while
the third and fourth days consisted
of final practical assessments.
During the third day at
Woodside Army Barracks in the
Adelaide Hills, trainees were
assessed in climbing and ascend-
ing stairs, curb hopping and drop
offs, braking techniques and
This component of the course
also required trainees to ride off-
road through mountainous and
On the last day members had
to complete the final practical
assessments of the bicycle obsta-
cle course and group formation
All CSU-EDN SECPOL
members successfully completed
the course and are now qualified
bicycle patrol operators.
LAC Andrea Perna was one of
the SECPOL members who took
part and found it rewarding.
"It was a professionally oper-
ated and well structured course
with some challenging aspects
which will enhance my operation-
al policing skills," he said.
CSU-EDN SECPOL members
are now trialling bicycle patrols
to complement their current patrol
patterns and for use during special
events as well.
Police bicycle patrols are very
effective in policing large crowds,
increasing patrol areas, shorten-
ing response times to incidents,
gathering intelligence as well as
increasing team morale and fit-
Wheelie good course
Ransom said the ceiling was replaced,
walls repainted, and floors finished in a
new washable surface.
A new air-conditioning system was
Behind the counter, staff have
received a comprehensive upgrade to
their equipment. "Everything required
for a modern commercial kitchen has
been installed including Bratt Pans, deep
fryers, conventional ovens and a Combi
Therm oven," Mr Ransom said.
There are new refrigerators and
food displays, and a brand new coffee
machine for the barista.
"It also has new emergency lighting,
warning systems and a smoke detection
system that links back to the base fire
station," Mr Ransom said.
ON HIS BIKE: Security Policeman LAC Andrea Perna from Combat Support Unit, RAAF Base Edinburgh, practises his
emergency braking techniques during the AFP Bicycle Patrol Officers course held at Woodside Army Barracks in the
Photo: ACW Nichola Freeman
CHOW DOWN: Hungry members
line up at the refurbished Richmond
canteen. Photo: AC Christopher Hall
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